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Feminism and Emotion

Readings in Moral and Political Philosophy


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Susan Mendus
      Pages 1-10
  3. The Morality of Love

  4. The Politics of Love

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-197

About this book


Susan Mendus investigates the significance of love in moral and political philosophy. She argues for a re-interpretation of both enlightenment and feminist thinking, and shows how the former often takes love as central, while the latter draws our attention to human vulnerability and neediness. By combining the insights of enlightenment philosophy and feminist theory, the book aims to provide a new understanding of the role of love in moral and political philosophy.


autonomy conflict emotion ethics feminism feminist philosophy John Stuart Mill morality philosophy political philosophy politics women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of YorkUK

About the authors

SUSAN MENDUS is Professor of Politics and Director of the Morrell Studies in Toleration Programme at the University of York. Her book, Liberalism and the Limits of Justice was published by Macmillan in 1989.

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